Showing posts with label John Lewis Childs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Lewis Childs. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1899 - A Cool Cover from the Cool Seedsman, John Lewis Childs

I had never seen this cover.  I like Childs' portrait's use in the design...quite unusual!


Childs is a great seedsman when it came to organization and public relations.  He made a fascinating seed empire, not to mention his own town!  He was a very interesting man.

More:
Childs, John Lewis - Floral Park, New York..........(1) (2) (3) (4(5) (6)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

1899 - Anticipating Tulips!!!

Spring 2017:They are on their way! Tulips, tulips and more tulips!

       John Lewis Childs knew how to design a catalog cover.  I can't stay away from them.









Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thursday, November 17, 2016

1890 - Charming Bird's Eye View Engraving of John Lewis Childs' Floral Park




I can't resist these engraved bird's eye views!


I missed this one when I posted on John Lewis Childs



To make it even better I notice it is an engraving by my favorite horticultural artist and engraver, A. Blanc.



Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a model train toot-tooting
around a model of this farm?!!!!